(Pdf New) [The Last Collection] By Jeanne Mackin


The Last Collection

The Last Collection review Þ 103 An American woman becomes entangled in the intense rivalry between iconic fashion designers Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli in this captivating novel from the acclaimed author of The Beautiful American Paris 1938 Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli are fighting for recognition as the most successful and influential fashion designer in France and their rivalry is already legendary T. 425 STARS A beautifully written novel highlighting two famous fashion designer icons The gossip and rivalry was ever so entertaining and at times even shocking The Paris setting was fascinating as tensions were building as Germany and Hitler were on the move towards France It was a dangerous time in history I was curious how the designers would react to the invasionThe novel follows Lily Sutter an American teacher who travels to Paris to visit her brother She becomes a focus between the two iconic designers and their fued is escalated and the cat fighting becomes uite intenseI enjoyed learning about their very different personalities and styles Shiaparelli was playful and edgy while Chanel was the legend of classic elegant piecesI found this novel intriguing and at times gripping with a cast of strong personalities A bit of glamour some humor and a reminder of the dangerous period when Hitler was invading countriesFans of fashion and historical fiction will be thrilled with this oneOut June 252019Thanks to Berkley for my copy

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The Last Collection review Þ 103 Nent girlfriend soon begins wearing Schiaparelli's designs as well and much of Paris follows in her footstepsSchiaparelli offers budding artist Lily a job at her store and Lily finds herself increasingly involved with Schiaparelli and Chanel's personal war Their fierce competition reaches new and dangerous heights as the Nazis and the looming threat of World War II bear down on Par. I ve always been a lover of fashion was obsessed with fashion designers and design at one point in my life thanks to my artist mother who scattered our home with fashion magazines because she just like Elsa Schiaparelli always said couture and high fashion is every much an art form as paintings or drawings Reading The Last Collection was just sublime as I loved reading about icons Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli two women who couldn t be different if they tried and their well known rivalryJeanne Mackin has written an exuisite novel set amidst the backdrop of the beginning of WWII in Paris 1938 where fashion houses were dominated by two women Chanel and Schiaparelli Coco was known for her very tailored looks lean proportions black and white colors tweeds feminized men s looks class elegance and simplicity Schiap on the other hand was all about artistic freedom creativity and innovation bold colors designs and materials Dressing the echelon of society and being recognized as the best drove their rivalryBecoming entwined with both women and their rivalry is the story s main protagonist Lily Sutter the widowed American teacherartist living in France whose first person POV immediately draws you into the story the events fictional and non fictional the characters and setting Lily s lost all ability to paint after her husband s death and her world is dull and gray Yet once she is caught up in the world of Paris befriends Ania becomes close to Schiap and Coco as close as anyone can she begins a journey of self discovery that allows her to see the world in color again and also begin to paintI felt the writing was magical as Mackin blends fact with fiction to create this fascinating and tense novel Schiap and Coco are major parts of the narrative including facts like the much talked about incident when Coco accidentally on purpose caused Schiap s costume to catch fire while they were dancing Coco s affair with Nazi officer Von Dincklage Schiap s socialism and But there s to this story with fictional characters like Lily Ania Lily s brother Charlie and Otto As their stories overlap the iconic women Mackin writes an absorbing and emotional novel that seems so realistic that I almost Googled Lily The Last Collection is a fascinating highly detailed novel that gives great insight into the fashion houses of the 1930s the wonderful creativity of Chanel and Schiaparelli descriptions of their clothing and accessory designs and of course the impact of WWII Highly recommended for fashion lovers and history loversThank you Berkley Books for the gifted copy All opinions are my own

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The Last Collection review Þ 103 Hey oppose each other at every turn in both their politics and their designs Chanel's are classic elegant and practical; Schiaparelli's bold experimental and surrealWhen Lily Sutter a recently widowed young American teacher visits her brother Charlie in Paris he insists on buying her a couture dress a Chanel Lily however prefers a Schiaparelli Charlie's beautiful and socially promi. Two iconic fashion designers who couldn t be different one is French and one is Italian one is from wealth and the other is from poverty They possessed different aesthetics different political views and very different personality types Coco Chanel is famous for simple lines natural shapes and the introduction of trousers while Elsa Schiaparelli is famous for idiosyncrasy whimsy and the introduction of culottes Prior to WWII both befriend a penniless American widow who becomes enmeshed in their bitter rivalry Their friendship continues through WWII and shortly beyond Filled with the glitz and glamour of Paris during the heady days of indulgence before the war this is solid historical fiction perfect for summer reading

  • Hardcover
  • 352
  • The Last Collection
  • Jeanne Mackin
  • en
  • 05 May 2018
  • 9781101990544

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    summary The Last Collection (Pdf New) [The Last Collection] By Jeanne Mackin 45 stars I couldn't he whispered bending close to my earI knowI wantedI know that too Few rivalries were as brilliant vibrant and long standing as the one between Coco Chanel and Elsa SchiaparelliLily Sutter a recently widowed American woman has managed to wander between the two feuding females thanks to her hapless brother Charlie Lily's brother sents her a desperate cryptic note and so she travels to Paris in 1938 Oh Charlie W

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    Jeanne Mackin ☆ 3 read review ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Jeanne Mackin summary The Last Collection The Last Collection by Jeanne Mackin is a 2019 Berkley publication Interesting highly absorbing look at the lives of two fashion iconsParis 1938Lily Sutter an art teacher and grieving widow accepts her brother Charlie’s invitation to visit him in Paris Once there meets Charlie’s girlfriend Ania a woman who is trapped in a loveless marriage Through her Lilly finds herself involved with both Coco Chanel and

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    (Pdf New) [The Last Collection] By Jeanne Mackin 425 STARS A beautifully written novel highlighting two famous fashion designer icons The gossip and rivalry was ever so entertaining and at times even shocking The Paris setting was fascinating as tensions were b

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    (Pdf New) [The Last Collection] By Jeanne Mackin Jeanne Mackin ☆ 3 read Two iconic fashion designers who couldn’t be different one is French and one is Italian one is from wealth and the other is from poverty They possessed different aesthetics different political views and very different personality types Coco Chanel is famous for simple lines natural shapes and the introduction of trousers while Elsa Schiaparelli is famous for idiosyncrasy whimsy and the introduction of culottes Prior to WWII both befriend

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    (Pdf New) [The Last Collection] By Jeanne Mackin summary The Last Collection The focus of The Last Collection is the rivalry between fashion designers Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli Oh my What a riv

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    summary The Last Collection (Pdf New) [The Last Collection] By Jeanne Mackin I received this book for free from the publisher Berkley Publishing in exchange for an honest reviewThis was a really fascinating book It combined pre WWII and WWII historical fiction with the cut throat world of haute couture fashion It took m

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    summary The Last Collection Jeanne Mackin ☆ 3 read review ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Jeanne Mackin 35 StarsThe Last Collection is a fun and entertaining yet heartfelt story that explores the rivalry between iconic fashion designers Elsa Schiaparelli and Coco Chanel Jeanne Mackin does a fantastic job of bringing both women alive and showing us just how different they are from their designs to their political sides I was drawn into their obsession with besting each other right from start to end Jeanne Mackin does a good job weaving a part

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    (Pdf New) [The Last Collection] By Jeanne Mackin I've always been a lover of fashion was obsessed with fashion designers and design at one point in my life thanks

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    (Pdf New) [The Last Collection] By Jeanne Mackin Fascinating look at two fashion icons as different as the clothes they designed Review coming soon

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    (Pdf New) [The Last Collection] By Jeanne Mackin “The thirties was a golden age of couture and it was dominated by one city Paris and that city was dominated by two women Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli”Paris 1938 Lily Sutter art teacher arrives in Paris to meet her brother who is visiting the city While picking a dress at Elsa Schiaparelli’s boutiue Lily meets the famous designer again Later through her brother’s girlfriend she also meets Coco Chanel Lily becomes “friends

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